[Haskell] Re: ANNOUNCE: GHC version 6.8.2

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 04:32:51 EST 2007

Benjamin L. Russell wrote:
> This fixed the problem, and on Windows XP
> Professional, I was able to set GHCi to find .ghci in
> %HOMEPATH%, which turned out to be c:\Documents and
> Settings\<username>.
> However, I would like to override this setting, and
> either have GHCi look for .ghci in %HOME%, as opposed
> to %HOMEPATH% (so that this value is not automatically
> set by the OS), or to set %HOMEPATH% itself to be
> c:\home.
> However, when I go to the Control Panel, then to the
> System applet, then to the Advanced tab, then click on
> the Environment Variables button, and then create an
> environmental variable called "HOMEPATH" (either local
> or global), this setting does not override the default
> setting for this environmental variable, and GHCi
> still looks for .ghci in the default location
> (c:\Documents and Settings\<username>).
> Does anybody know how to cause GHCi to look for .ghci
> in c:\home?

Create a .ghci file in c:\Documents And Settings\<user>, with the following 

:cmd readFile "c:\\home\\.ghci"


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